Internationalization Day 2020

Internationalization Day: Towards a globalized curriculum

January 20, 2020, Desmarais 4101

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In order to support curriculum internationalization and highlight existing internationalization initiatives, the University of Ottawa is proud to organize Internationalization Day 2020: Towards a globalized curriculum, the first edition of an annual event. This will be an opportunity to celebrate, learn and share good practices in the internationalization of Higher education. This event is exclusively for academic and administrative staff members of the University of Ottawa.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. John Hudzik

John Hudzik, PhD, is a professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University. From 1995 to 2010, he was dean of International Studies and Programs at MSU and also served as vice president for global engagement and strategic projects and acting provost and vice president of academic affairs. Hudzik is past president and chair of the board of directors at NAFSA: Association of International Educators and past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). He has served on numerous international policy and advisory boards for international development, frequently speaks at national and international conferences on the direction of global higher education and internationalization and publishes regularly on these topics.


*Except where explicitly stated, the sessions will be bilingual.

8:30 Welcome (coffee, tea, continental breakfast)
9:00 Official opening - J. Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor

Keynote Speaker - J. Hudzi, Michigan State University (in English)

Comprehensive Internationalization: Strategic Context to Internationalize Curricula, Teaching and Learning

10:40 Break
11:00 Session I: Posters and Marketplace presentations (DMS 3120)
  • Geneviève Bonin-Labelle, Faculty of Arts 
  • Manisha Kulkarni, Alison Krentel and Vivian Welch, Faculty of Medicine
  • Diane Cyr and Kristina Laperle, Faculty of Medicine
  • Chantal Bolduc, International Office
  • Sophie Wauquier, Employability through Experiential Learning

Networking Lunch

12:30: Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs

13:00 Session II: Pecha Kucha/Ignite Presentations
  • Joerg Esleben, Faculty of Arts
  • Luise von Flotow, Faculty of Arts
  • Giuliano Reis, Faculty of Education
  • Marijke Taks, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Pierre-Gilles Bélanger, Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section
  • Kevin Pottie, Faculty of Medicine
  • Abdoulkadre Ado, Telfer School of Management
  • Gregory Richards, Telfer School of Management
14:00 Discussion on Session I and II
Aline Germain-Rutherford, Vice-Provost, Academic Affairs
14:30 Break
15:00 Session III: Next steps, how to internationalize my program?
  • Nancy Vézina, Manager Educational Development
  • Adel El Zaïm, Chief Internationalization Officer

Closing Remarks

  • Alain Erdmer, Director, Teaching and Learning Support Service​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​Adel El Zaïm, Chief Internationalization Officer
16:00 End of the day


  • Pecha Kucha or Ignite: format synchronizing an oral presentation with the projection of 10 slides in continuous succession (automated) every 15 to 20 seconds without animation effects. The presentation lasts between 5 minutes.
  • Poster: The poster presentation is a kind of showcase for your work. It is a matter of presenting and outlining the main points. The content is less dense than in an oral presentation, but more detailed than a simple summary. The essential ideas are presented in a synthetic and schematic way on a single large poster. Each proposer has a space assigned for their poster and has 5-7 minutes to present their initiative to participants. 
  • Marketplace: Participation in a showroom style, each proposer has a table assigned to welcome the participants and present the proposed initiative for 5 to 7 minutes. Participants will move between tables and you will present to the other groups of participant


Call for proposals - CLOSED

Authors of the proposals submitted have been informed of the call results.

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